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years in the senate, but he's not somebody who seeks the spotlight very often. new mexico's democrat jeff binghamton who has built a reputation among his colleagues as a quiet workhorse. i asked him if the senate by its very nature forces people over time to become more politically pragmatic. >> well, i think that that's happen to folks who came in when i did, like 30 years ago. but frankly i think it's more difficult for members to be flexible in their views coming into the senate today. there's so many litmus tests that you have to go through to get nominated and get elected that particularly on the republican side, i think there's a real effort to pin you down as to where you're going to be on very major issues that are facing the country. >> you have worked with five presidents now, if i get it right, you've served under five president, reagan, bush, clinton, bush, obama. give me some of the pros and cons of how each of them dealt with the senate. start with reagan, what do you think he did right and what could he have done better? >> of course i had many disagreements with presi
'm going to take a few minutes today to honor my colleague, the senior senator from new mexico, jeff bingaman, as he retires from a long career of service to our country. for 30 years, senator bingaman has been a dedicated representative of the people of new mexico, but for those -- for 26 of those years, he was a junior senior from new mexico. the only person that i know of that was a junior senator longer than senator bingaman was fritz hollings. he was a junior senator for many, many decades to strom thurmond. but 26 years here in the senate still makes you a fairly senior member. jeff served alongside senator pete domenici, the longest serving senator in new mexico's history, until in 2009 he was the most senior junior senator. still, mr. president, jeff bingaman has never been one to get hung up on titles or credits. if there were ever the conscience of this body, it's jeff bingaman, a man who has been called by others, including by ron dorgan, a -- including byron dorgan, a workhorse. that's really true. for three decades, he has quietly and with dignity fought for the people o
in states like florida, virginia, new mexico, and colorado. and all exit polling saying the difference was immigration policy the ugly rhetoric attached to it. >> the republican party didn't understand that even for all of us who are united states citizens, the community knows someone who is a relative, a neighbor, a friend, who is undocumented. and they shared a seasons sense of that play. they looked at it, is a called them to do as the civil right issue of their time. at the end of the day when you have u.s. citizens citizens andl permanent residents being unlawfully detained in immigration raids you feel like you're a second class citizen. >> the dream act has been floating around for years. republicans introduced the achieve act, yet the hispanic caucus rejected that. why? >> the problem with the achieve act, it doesn't achieve the dream. the dream is to take young people who came here through no choice of their own, their parents brought them, who only flag they recognize and pledge allegiance to is that of the united states, whose only national anthem they know is the star spang
make a personal plea to the president to contact the new incoming president of mexico and just ask him to resol 6 -- resolve this case and send him home. it has gone on too long it's a ridiculous case. i think they know it's a ridiculous case because it was an accident. it's a case that their own military sent les to the judges and prosecutors saying this gun is not on the restricted list that it is trying to restrict assault rifles essentially. this isn't anything like this. the prosecutors and the judges have refused to consider that. i am just asking the president to get involved at this point. >> hammer's next hear something scheduled for january 17th. more on that on fox and friends later this morning. >>> the time is now 20 minutes after the hour. troops putting our lives on the line to protect us from the taliban. why is the army telling soldiers to be so nice to them? >> get up stand up. a study says standing and sitting could tell you how long you will live. this bible changed the world. i'm kirk cameron. four hundred years ago our forefathers risked their lives to bring this
planning on castrating and killing justin bieber. that's according to police in new mexico and vermont. the suspects, a convicted felon and his 23-year-old nephew, were allegedly hired by an inmate in new mexico infatuated with the pop music star. anderson? >> isha, thanks. >>> much more ahead, including a mother's grief and outrage. her young son and daughter were viciously stabbed to death by their own father. he confessed, but now he's free. coming up, his ex-wife's fight to make sure no other family suffers what she has endured. >>> her death shocked the world, now british police are releasing new information about the nurse who apparently took her own life after transferring a prank call to the ward treating catherine, the duchess of cambridge. what they're saying about the circumstances surrounding her death. >>> crime and punishment. a mother whose young children were viciously stabbed to death is reeling tonight. their killer is back on the streets. he was released from a mental health facility just yesterday. the case is as controversial as it is horrifying. 5-year-old olivier
clinton who will step down in january. let's bring in governor of new mexico and served as u.s. ambassador to the united nations. governor, always a pleasure to speak with you and when you look at this nomination of john kerry, what does u.s. foreign policy gain and lose with kerry at the helm here. as we both know, secretary clinton had broad name recognition and on the flip side, some say john kerry comes with far more experience than when secretary clinton took up the job. >> well, obviously, this is, i believe, one of the most qualified individuals in the country and ever to be nominated secretary of state. these are his assets and one, he's participated the last 30 years in the major foreign policy debates in the country so deep knowledge. secondly, he's a combat veteran and a war hero so he knows the scourges of war and military involvement and thirdly, he's a man of the congress and one of the big problems in the state department is that they don't get funded for embassy security and consulate security like in benghazi. kerry can bring his enormous prestige as a senator for many yea
most popular and respected members, senator jeff bingaman of new mexico. when jeff came to this body 30 years ago, he had already led a life of accomplishment created in small-town new mexico, silver city. he was an eagle scout, graduated from harvard college, stanford law school, where he met his future wife, ann. while at stanford, he worked in senator robert f. kennedy's campaign for president. at the age of 35, he was elected new mexico attorney general in 1978. and four years later at the age of 39, elected to the united states senate. during his three decades in this body, jeff bingaman has been a classic workhorse senator as opposed to being a show horse senator. he is truly remarkable and distinctive among senators for his willingness to shun the limelight and share the credit in order to get important things done for his state and for this country. senator bingaman has been a much valued colleague of mine on the health, education, labor and pensions committee, but he has really made his mark in the senate a lasting mark in his role as chair of the energy and natural resources c
planning on castrating and killing justin bieber, that's according to police in new mexico and vermont. the suspects, a convicted felon and his 23-year-old nephew, were allegedly hired by an inmate in new mexico infatuated with the pop music star. anderson? >> thanks. much more ahead, including a mother's grief and outrage. her young son and daughter were viciously stabbed to death by their own father. he confessed, but now he's free. coming up, his ex-wife's fight to make sure no other family suffers what she has endured. n your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. time f
in new mexico and vermont. the suspects, a convicted felon and his 23-year-old nephew, were allegedly hired by an inmate in new mexico infatuated with the pop music star. anderson? >> thanks. much more ahead, including a mother's grief and outrage. her young son and daughter were viciously stabbed to death by their own father. he confessed, but now he's free. coming up, his ex-wife's fight to make sure no other family suffers what she has endured. they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ nononouncer ] this is a fire together for your future. that didn't destroy a home. this is a break-in that didn't devastate a family. this is the reason why -- adt. and while some companies may offer home security, at adt, we specialize in it, helping to save lives for more than 135 years. we have more monitoring centers, more of to
objection, the gentleman from new mexico is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor one of new mexico's great leaders, new mexico speaker of the house, ben lujan, who passed away tuesday night after his battle with lung cancer. speaker lujan is the speaker of our colleague, congressman ben ray lujan. first elected to the legislature in 1974, ben lujan served as speaker of the house from 2001 until 2012. throughout his tenure in the house, speaker lujan showed he was a champion for working families, a tireless advocate for his constituents and an absolute master of legislative strategy. mr. heinrich: at the beginning of this year when speaker lujan spoke to the legislature as to his battle with cancer, he asked that their time on earth is worthwhile and to, quote, make a difference for the children, our working families and for the elderly. speaker lujan has inspired me and so many new mexicans to do just that. our good thoughts and prayers are with his wife, carmen, with ben ray, and with the rest of the lujan family. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle
that doesn't fit the fact that there are aliens in new mexico, you don't believe it. >> a government investigation. >> there was other news. epa chief lisa jackson is stepping down. we found out she had been using an alias -- you know -- >> i am quite surprised that this is even happening because so far what you have seen is a lack of accountability. nobody's stepping down or stepping aside. when they said four officials were resigning and stepping aside, they actually are in fact going to be still retaining government jobs. why isn't eric holder stepping down? that should be the first one. >> how was eric holder involved in benghazi? >> he's not. follow the thread, okay, juan? he's doing the investigation -- >> no, he didn't do the investigation. >> no. remember. he was sending the fbi in to do the investigation, wink-wink -- that couldn't give imus answers before the presidential election. but holder was going to get back to us. >> what about this -- can you imagine -- >> i like the wink. that was good. >> lisa jackson was using an alias, a male alias to conduct official business.
. she was killed in a plane crash in northern new mexico earlier this morning. the cause of the plane crash is still being investigated. today's memorial for jenni is at the gibson amphitheatre. she also leaves behind five children and two grandchildren. >>> a man hunt is happening right now in chicago for two bank robbers that pulled off a daring escape from a high-rise jail. chicago police say the two mep stuffed their prison beds with clothing and sheets to look like a body. then they squeezed through very narrow windows in that high- rise jail. they scaled down about 20 stories with a knotted bed sheet. >>> a holland base design team has won a competition to improve fort mason center. it wants to convert an empty peer building into an art themed hotel. among its other ideas create platforms that would lead out to the water. and there would be movable pontoons. one would include a heated pool. all ideas would go through a public review process. >>> another big real estate announcement in san francisco salesforce.com announced deal to release 400,000 square feet. workers are expecte
there were ail yeps in new mexico. >> eric: lisa jackson is stepping down. we found out that she had been using a an alias e-mail address. >> kimberly: i am surprised this is happening. so far we have seen a lack of accountability. nobody stepped down or stepped aside. they are still retaining the government jobs that they said would step aside. why isn't holder stepping down? >> juan: how is eric holder involved in benghazi? >> kimberly: he is not. >> andrea: they sent in the f.b.i. wink, wink. but holder would get back to us. >> eric: lisa jackson was using a male alias for official business. >> 12,000 e-mails. what are they doing? sending e-mails to each other all over the place. when do they get anything done in washington 12,000 e-mails. i don't think i sent 12,000 e-mails in my life. >> andrea: the biggest failure under her watch was the keystone pipeline. her administration blocked the keystone pipeline. actively her and her boss' orders. she could go. goodbye. >> eric: juan, quickly. she could step aside and not answer. just she should answer. if you're avoiding having your e-mail
of state in history. new mexico one. number two, why fake a concussion? she said she would testify in january. there is witch hunting going on. >> andrea: because she is a clinton. >> eric: nobody questions her ability on secretary of state. on the show we said she has been a fantastic secretary of state. >> dana: who did? >> eric: i did. but nonetheless, four people are dead. she said i'll take responsibility. >> they fire the valet parker at the state department. the janitor got fired. the man delivering the mail was let go before christmas. firing people all over the place. one of the guys today i'm in charge of romania. whatm i doing here? i don't know what happened. >> dana: they're career state department officials with "x" amount of time in government. >> here is how bad it is. it couldn't use the sound bite for house or senate side. there wasn't one interesting sound bite i could use. everybody was going i don't know anything about it. i wasn't there. i don't know. >> greg: the real winners are the media. they no longer have to report because they get a report. they got a c
that lights up the room . that is the mug shot. sarah richardson after being busted for drunk driving in new mexico. she resigned her crown . patti ann. >> earlier in the show we asked if you think that president obama should step in and give marine john hammer who is held in jail for a bogus gun charge. here are your responses. >> this marine fought for the president's freedom just as he did yours or not. the president should have settled this four months ago. >> lisa said all prisoners of a foreign government should be sent back to their home countries for legal issues. >> it should be a simple call for president obama to make. i don't understand why he hasn't gotten involved yet. this guy has a purple heart and it would be great for him to be able to come home for the holidays. >> it is time for an awesomely
states of nevada, colorado, new mexico, even florida, he lost those states because he thought he could do an about face which he couldn't. >> richard? >> i'm tempted to go with the obvious here. the obvious would be 47%. the obvious would be being honest in front of a bunch of wealthy donors, when you're mitt romney, and thinking no one would pay any attention. how many times had he given that speech? and then that one was recorded? but i'm not going to be obvious because it is the revvies. i'm going to go with worst political move of the year? everything carl rove spent his money on. >> oh, that's good. >> you're stealing my thunder. >> i could have gonl for the wealthy, elderly. but, you know, there are elderly and they have so much money, who cares. carl rove is the one, the supposed architect, the supposed genius. >> so exposed in this election. >> i agree. without tipping my hand, i have a special recognition for carl rove coming up. i think the worst political move of the year was the republicans' engineering on aggressive voter suppression. i think they angered and energized voters
. mr. leahy: madam president, i see the distinguished senior senator from new mexico on the floor, and i would yield to him. the presiding officer: the senator from new mexico. mr. bingaman: i thank my colleague, senator leahy. i would -- madam president, what is *t pending business before the senate now? is it an amendment to this legislation? the presiding officer: amendment number 3371 is the pending business. mr. bingaman: madam president, i'd ask that that amendment be set aside and that i be permitted to call up amendment number 3344 and ask for its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: without objection. the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: the senator from new mexico, mr. bingaman, proposes an amendment numbered 3344. mr. bingaman: i'd ask that further reading of the amendment be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. bingaman: madam president, this is an amendment offered by myself and cosponsored by senators webb and wyden. it would provide for the approval of an agreement between the united states and the republic of palau in
not recommend disciplinary action. let's bring in former new mexico gove governor bill richardson. as we talk about this, it is a scathing report, the secretary of state hillary clinton was set to testify today, canceled after fainting and reportedly suffering a concussion. there have been four other congressional hearings with several leaders have testified but no secretary clinton. as we look at the clock, she has a month left here. is it a mistake for her not to testify? >> well, she is not well. she had a concussion. there were medical reasons for not -- for her not to appear. perhaps she'll appear later, but i think what the report also says, thomas, is that one of the problems is that the congress is not funding our diplomatic security, our embassies, our consulates abroad as much as they should. so i know it is a scathing report. near east bureau, bureau of diplomatic security. i've worked in the state department. diplomatic security is an excellent organization. there were some failures. there were some lack of coordination. but it also pointed to some 24 recommendations that secretar
members from the house have come. from new mexico, from indiana in addition to tammy and macy. i think that we're going to see -- on some rules changes and moving ahead in some other things i think people will be pleased with that. >> bill: democratic wing of the democratic party -- howard dean, wasn't it? that was howard dean. >> it has been around awhile. >> bill: carol and i were driving the other day -- we saw a wellstone bumper sticker the other day. oh, my god paul wellstone. >> they just honored him. it was a 10-year anniversary of his death. they just did a little reception. senator frank the other day, at the capitol. a lot of his former staff. >> bill: what a loss. you mention maybe some reform by the rules. reform on the filibuster? >> the two people that are leading this are tom udall from new mexico and jeff merkley from oregon. and you know, the hurdles someone once said that during the 1950s writer was talking about the southern democrats blocking civil rights and they said that the senate was end
the target of a murder plot. ♪ >> steve: a convicted killer serving time in a practicon in new mexico accused of hatching a plan. martin was angry because of all of his fan mail to beiber went unworried . he recruited two hit men to strangle beiber and his bodyguard in a recent concert in new york city. it is it a terrible story it didn't happen. >> brian: this is not a joke, this is it a scoreboard from a girl's high school basketball game. final score 107-2. his players were not trying to run up. it would be more embarrassing for his players to stop shooting . the losing team's coach was disappointed >> gretchen: victoria secret model may be well rounded but not the singing skills e. ♪ deck the halls of boughs with -- my god. no, is it falalala. >> we sing . ♪ santa baby. okay, let's get back to work. >> brian: is that work. >> gretchen: a spokesperson for victoria secret shows they are not perfect. they are just like everyone else kind of except their bodies are perfect. >> steve: right, we would say. >> brian: they are normal fun loving people. >> steve: we know the elves. >> gretchen
as well. all of it revealed by a local tv station in new mexico, krqe-tv, the station reporting that a convicted killer doing time in prison recruited two men from new mexico to carry out the plot on his behalf. mark stack key was one of those hit men. he apparently tipped off the police himself who arrested him and his accomplice. there's stackye. his accomplice, tanner rain. rain had gardening sheers on his person, reportedly for the castration part of this plot. the plan was to kill him at madison square garden here in new york city. they were to strangle him using bow ties and dismember him. both men are in custody, as is dana martin who was serving a life sentence for the 2000 rape and murder of a young girl. martin is told to be obsessed to the point of having bieber's face tattooed on his leg. jon: anything about motive? i mean, just what was this all about? >> reporter: it seems that this guy who came up with the plot is obsessed with justin bieber. i mentioned the tattoo. he also has some weird thing with bow ties where he had used bow ties to kill victims in past crime
allegedly traveled from new mexico to vermont to carry out two murders. but according to police, the plot was foiled because of a missed highway exit, and the men wound up at the u.s./canada border crossing. officers discovered a warrant for 41-year-old mark stake and turned him over to state police for a probation violation. his 23-year-old nephew, tanner ruan was later arrested in upstate new york. police say they recovered pru pruning shears and documents linked to the crime in his car. just how much justin bieber knew about this is unclear. his representative would only say in a statement, we take every precaution to protect and ensure the safety of justin and his fans. >> now, the two suspects who were arrested in this conspiracy plot are both awaiting extradition to new mexico. both were assigned public defenders. we reached out to them for comment, but haven't yet gotten a response. wolf? >> what a story, mary, thank you. >>> happening now, the president and the house speaker, they go face to face. is either man blinking in this fiscal cliff standoff? we now know the ambassador, su
at the situation in mexico with david barstow. a new study is predicting a current trends hold fatalities caused by guns in the u.s. will likely exceed those caused by traffic incidents for the first time by 2015. according to bloomberg news, while motor vehicle deaths dropped 22% from 2005 to 2010, firearm deaths are now on the rise from a low point in 2000. based on a 10-year average trend, gun deaths will jump to almost 33,0002015, while auto deaths will drop to 32,003 had experts attribute the shift to public policy, including stricter vehicle standards restrictions on young drivers and a number of new safety laws. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with juan gonzalez. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. funerals continue in newtown, connecticut after friday's shooting rampage that left 20 students and six staff members dead at the sandy hook elementary school. for more children were laid to rest wednesday, as well as the principle of the school, dawn hoch
into new mexico, snowfall there. some of the new year's eve celebrations may be on the short side, especially in grand forks, north dakota, where the wind-chill factor, sanjay, supposed to be minus 28 degrees tonight. >> karen, thank you so much. i think people will still be standing out in new york city tonight. >> yeah, couldn't pay me enough to go stand out there in the cold. >> no bags and no booze. >> you know what? if this fiscal cliff thing is done, i'm going to sleep. however, if it isn't dealt with, your taxes are going to go up. your grocery bill might go up too. the deal that could affect milk prices, next. and a new year's message from washington from one of our viewers. >> my new year's message to washington is this. there are not wealthy enough and corporations to keep you in office. in this light, grow up, govern, and most importantly. support middle class policies. am i on this one? no, no, no, no, no. i am on this one. [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simpl
, mississippi, idaho, new mexico and nevada all broke party lines to get it done. so today's decision day and it's a big component. so those are the numbers. we'll see where it stands. >> interesting to see how that shakes out. >>> now to the other political mess in washington. there's so many of them. the looming fiscal cliff. >> the two principals faced off yet again. and karen traverse has our daily progress report. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. more signs that they're no closer to a deal to the fiscal cliff. but at least yesterday, president obama and house speaker john boehner sat down and talked. house speaker john boehner paid a visit to the white house for a nearly hour-long meeting with president obama. it was their second face-to-face session in the past five days. the president was asked if he's feeling optimistic. >> it's a work in progress. >> reporter: very much in progress. right now there's even disagreement on what they're disagreeing about. is it tax rates for the wealthy? >> there are some clear, you know, red lines when it comes to
be joined by senator tom udall from new mexico and with the report out which blasts the state department for not doing good enough job to protect our personnel in benghazi, joe cirincione, our foreign policy guru will be here as well. we'll get right into it. president obama's big announcement at the white house briefing room yesterday. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> here are the other things you need to know before you head out the door this morning. you wouldn't think you would ever hear steven spielberg call chris christie one of his heroes but the liberal hollywood heavyweight praised him as one of his personal heroes saying christie was able to put politics aside for the greater good during hurricane sandy and that was really telling about him and what he did was right and he did it right at the end of an election cycle too. spielberg's other heroes, nelson man elidel la, bill clinton and gaby giffords around -- nelson mandela, bill clinton and gaby giffords. >>> abc's sam donaldson is in t
into new mexico. then as we go through friday afternoon, maybe a shower or storm. dallas, san antonio to houston. west coast also a little damp. then the weekend forecast, as i mentioned, east coast, you look really nice on saturday. it's sunday that that storm that's up there for chicago and minneapolis saturday, that heads through the great lakes and then goes to the east coast. overall, though, doesn't look like any big snowstorms. even that storm i was talking about for tuesday on the east coast next week, just a big rain and windmaker for new england. it's tough to get snow this time of year. ski resorts are hurting. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. honey... ya? you notice something different about these toys? the prices are so low. are we dreaming? i got an idea. kick me in the shin. if i feel it, we know the prices are real. yep, they're real. we've got more rollbacks on toys all december. wait, was that real? [ male announcer ] this christmas, get the hottest brands and rollbacks on the season's hottest toys, like the beyblade destroyer dome, only $34.96, the
. >>> violent protests delayed the inauguration of mexico's new president earlier today. take a look at what unfolded there in the streets. officials there say more than 2500 people took to the streets of mexico city, just a few blocks from where the new president was set to be sworn in. we're told that three protesters were hurt in clashes with police. one student is reportedly in critical condition there. demonstrators are accusing pena nieto of using bribery to win the election. those protesters were eventually dispersed and the new president was sworn in today. i want to bring in telemundo's julio vaquero from mexico city. mexico looking to boost its ties with the united states economically. what areas specifically are they trying to work on? >> hello, craig. it's a pleasure to be with you. well, these representative the beginning of a six-year term in which this new administration has said it has plans to create more steps to accelerate economy in the first place, to reduce the violence related to the war on drugs, and also to create a stronger ties with the united states. the concentra
fox was relected and followed by calderon a new mexico can president. he is like the tony blare of mexico and reformed the left party and wants to continue good relations. a lot of good will. secretary clinton makes phone calls every day . why can't she make one for a marine in need. we have a huge economic had relationship with mexico and they are number three behind canada and chin a. a lot of leverage we should start bying. >> brian: if we can't get the secretary of state's attention or assistant secretary of state's attention you think american people should cancel tourist and cruises to that area or anything else we can do? >> yeah, when mexico realizes that what is on the line and something that you just mentioned it is it a huge amount is tourism and really when they, you know this man has been in jail for more than four months. he try tod facility law and declared the weapon to the border guard. is it worth them getting the venal corrupt image on top of all of the violence that why associate with mexico. do they want to pay the millions and billions in lost tourism just
, sarah richardson, after being busted for drunk driving in new mexico. 22-year-old resigned her crown as miss has cruces. >>> a man reportedly wore all of his vacation clothes at the same time to the airport in order to avoid the fees for his luggage being too heavy. smart travel says he could have avoided that by investing in clothes from scott everest, they have hidden compartments so you don't need a bag to travel. now you know. gretch, back to you. >> gretchen: all right. thanks, steve. for one american family, two months is turning into a tragic holiday season. 32-year-old pastor most likely won't be home with his wife and children for christmas. he's being jailed in iran, even though no formal charges have been filed against him. the iranian born christian convert is an american citizen. but was taken into custody while visiting family in the country. since then his family has been working around the clock to get him free. >> few weeks ago he told me there is prisoners hurting him and there was a couple around of interrogators, the second round had hit him and had physically abu
through portions of arizona, new mexico and southern california, showery there. a little bit of snow activity early on this friday up along the eastern shore of erie and ontario. 20s in the northern plains. montana now, the chilly spot on this map with 13. we've got about 27 in raleigh durham and later today, things will warm up a little in raleigh almost 60. the same for memphis. warm along the coast. 50s and 60s and 60s through portion of texas. 30s in the northern plains and portions of new england. >> gretchen: brian, my son is the sportscaster at school today. so he's paying close attention to see what you say right now. >> steve: no pressure. >> brian: i can't wait to see that tape. i'm sure he'll do great. let's talk about thursday night football. let's start there because cincinnati and the eagles locked in a game that cincinnati had to win to keep their playoff hopes alive and they did. turnovers were the key. philadelphia gave this game away. five turnovers in all. a messy season for them where they underachieve and they're having a change in coaching. cincinnati will face
this man. >>> two new mexico men have reportedly been arrested in a bizarre murder-for-hire plot. police say one of their targets was justin bieber. krqe tv in albuquerque says 41-year-old mark staake and his nephew, tanner ruane were planning to kidnap and kill four people, including two witnesses to a crime and also they were planning to kill bieber and his bodyguard. bizarre. >>> finally, our long navigational nightmare is over. google maps is back and possibly better than ever. the app is now available to download with turn-by-turn navigation, subway, bus and walking directions are also back, along with street view and much, much more. if you remember, apple replaced google maps with its own version of a mapping app. the new software slammed by users for warped 3-d graphics and misplacing landmarks. some cities were like 70 miles away from their actual location. >> and you think that's far? >> the google maps app that's out today is getting great reviews. >> thank god. >> it sounds like google is the only map application out there. >> there's nothing worse -- >> it's okay to be lost.
. they can use it to help in their recovery efforts in the most flexible way possible host: new mexico has two air force bases, two national research allowance, and many folks are dependent on federal money for work and assistance programs. for her. -- it will hurt. , democratic caller. caller: explain the logic behind what taxing one of our biggest corporations, which is the religious work -- religious churches and all of that that make $10 trillion a year. and also, how come medicare pays for -- i think it is $1 billion now -- a formula enhancement drugs. that is a pleasure, not a need. -- for male enhancement drugs. that is a pleasure, not a need. host: independent caller, go ahead. caller: i would like to bring up the point that you have brought of the federal portion of the moneys and the money does not go -- come out of nowhere. that is the tax dollars, or has been borrowed, were printed. that money is not without cost. i would like to have your opinion on that. thet: you're referring to state's share that has to match the federal dollars, and yes, it has to come from somewhere. we h
from albuquerque, new mexico. these are the numbers. if you are making $1,100 a month, i checked out social securityworks.com. over the courts of 20 years you get $28,600. >> that's how much you would be cut. >> by the chained cpi? >> yeah. >> bill: that's a lot of money. >> it's a lot of money. you know what? this is did be these are such hardship cuts. i think for the president to throw social security into a budget deal like this is despotism. i'm sorry. at least george bush when he wanted to privatize social security, he didn't try to weasel it through in a budget deal. i can't believe i am saying this about george bush but he opened a national dialogue and the nation rejected it. i don't think the president -- and by the way, nancy pelosi yesterday on andrea mitchell was saying she thought she had the votes for this. >> bill: i know. >> caller: i feel like i have been betrayed. >> bill: i do, too, jean. i think a lot of people feel like they have been betrayed. >> that's why i asked barbara lee and she said nancy hasn't talked to her but
washington post" -- again, this is a front-page story in "to washington post." next up is john in new mexico. john, tell us your story. caller: good morning. i was raised in texas, and my grandfather had a farm. a rite of passage is when a boy turns six or seven, you teach them how to shoot with a .22. we never had more than anything with three bullets in it. we would go out in the woods with two bullets sometimes and we could shoot two deer. that is all we brought. the man had two bullets in a double barrel shotgun. i just do not understand. right now i have a remington bicentennial 742 semi-automatic hunting rifle. it is probably the most beautiful rifle remington ever made. it shoots four. you can put three and the magazine. i have never needed more than one bullet. host: all that said, john, what changes would you support to the current gun laws? caller: we need to do away with all of these big clips. you take any gun and put a big magazine in it, you make it a war gun. who buy these guns and there are so many people buying guns that do not have any business owning a gun. who's to say wh
this if they can find an 18-year-old to go with them. host: we have a call from debbie from new mexico. caller: i'm on the air? host: go ahead. caller: your comments about the medications making them so sullen. i work in a psychiatric facility for juveniles and you're right they stop being suicide al. but instead they become extremely aggressive. aggressive to the point where the courts petition to get them out of the jail because they can't handle them because they're so aggressive. host: let me clarify. is that after they take anti-depressants? caller: yes they do. i work in a sike facility in albuquerque. and we have killers there. and they stop the depression stops but they become -- because of these anti-depress nths that they take. we have one machine in the whole united states that actually measures seratonin. other than that they're being prescribed like m and ms. they all have a fixation with guns. we do have killers in the facility. and this idea that this is the meds are going to make them sullen, no, your information is correct i'm on the front lines working with these kids and no as
of problems he caused, he goes on vacation. and betty is with us from albuquerque, new mexico. democrats line. good morning. caller: good morning and happy holidays. when we discussed the republican party these days, it seems people do not want to talk about the fact that they really are not a viable entity and probably have not been for the last 10 years. bruce bartlett, a gentleman who is a hang wrecking -- high- ranking republican, said it 6 simply. the party has been reduced to stupid people and crazies. that is what john boehner has had a lot of problems. these people have taken over. the american public has come out of this 30-year,. we realize why we are where we're at. we're in this terrible fiscal problem because of policies that originated under bush-cheney in the name of two wars, tinkering with the doughnut hole in medicare, and tax cuts that were given to the wealthy during times of war. unprecedented, never done before in the history of the united states. all of these things combined have gotten us into this fiscal problem. guest: i think you can clearly look, over the years fro
. but some states don't have it. connecticut, maryland, massachusetts, tennessee, new mexico, nevada. bunch of states don't have it. the trend will move back quickly, i predict within six months you'll see those states moving back to the majority of states in the country. but you know, there was an issue and geraldo rivera knows it well, about mental health in this country, about whether the mental health system was abusive or not. it went into disarray, disrepair and dysfunction. a lot of mental hospitals were closed, including in the state of connecticut. there is also a study in the state of connecticut that says only 25% of the children who are diagnoseable with mental illness will receive treatment. that's an astounding number. >> alisyn: it is and tragic. that's a problem. as a legal analyst, do you think that we should be able to involuntarily commit people to mental institutions? >> sure, and we don't do it and we have the composite to do it across the -- capacity to do it. stigma attached to it. parents don't want to do it. they feel guilty. they feel they've let their child down.
dumping out of there. a foot of snow expected in the mountains of new mexico. several inches if not a foot of snow. and a pretty potent one. out to the plains, pump up the heat across the southern plains. temperatures well above normal. east of the mississippi. temperatures where they should be. comfortably chilly. sunshine coming up. should warm things up. clear night last night if you got out to see the geminid meteor shower. chicago, 49. not too bad to do your mid december christmas showers. >> i saw the meteors before i went to bed and when i woke up. >> his kids ran in, dad, dad, you can't miss this. >> good stuff if you could brave the chill. >> thank you, appreciate it. >>> coming up, we'll introduce to you a remarkable young man using talent to turn the heartache of cancer into an inspiring legacy. >>> welcome back. good morning. a story of a brave young man who lives in minnesota. only 17 and not expected to see 18. >> he has terminal cancer. he's accepted his fate, but he's leaving for his family and friends a beautiful, musical legacy. here is ed lavendera. >> reporter: zach sob
. it fills you up right. >> bret: checking international headlines now. in mexico, a new twist in the fight of marine veteran john hammer who has been in a mexican prison for four months on what many call a trumped up federal weapons charge. his family received a new photo of him chained to a bed. in his prison cell. from anonymous e-mail. the first photo taken since he was locked up for trying to declare an antique gun at the border. hammer is set to appear in court on january 17. we are following this story. the state department has begun to implement recommendations to improve security at u.s. diplomatic missions. move called for by an independent panel set up to investigate the september 11 attack in benghazi, libya, that killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. catherine herridge has more. >> classified report arrived in the last minutes. they are waiting for the finding to be briefed tomorrow is classified hearings for the house and senate foreign relations committee. in addition to working on syria and north korea, aides to secretary clinton say she is drafting a letter in
by christmas if not the new year will be a bit rough are for the country of mexico. trust me. traverse city, michigan. i'm curious why you made phone of the california highway patrol director making $500,000 a year. does he not earn the money in your mind? folks can't afford to pay pluck employees that kind of money, ken, it's as simple as that john of verronna, new jersey. i'm a retired fire captain with $89,000 pension. have you demonized all public safety workers, bill. that's bull, john, you know it your pension sounds reasonable to me. but the state of california is totally out of control in their payments to public workers. that's why the state is tottering on bankruptcy. and that's hurting everybody in california. and finally tonight, the factor tip of the day the town that hates christmas. that would be great barrington, massachusetts nevada in the berkshire mountains. for years the pinheads who run that down have been discouraging people from putting out displays of christmas. this year, they are banning them on main stright allegedly because of a reconstruction project. that's bol
. you don't have to -- jo expect him to threaten mexico. i don't expect him to diminish the new president or lodge any charges. that's my job. i will do that but certainly the president can say we are very concerned woe would like mexico mexico to do the humanitarian thing and release him. what would be wrong with that senator? >> i hope that that happens by december 25th. >> bill: why hasn't it happened since august? it's now december. come on. why hasn't it happened? >> well, bill, you and i know that the president has got so much to attend to. that's why i cited abraham lincoln. greatness is defined and you know this, senator. >> let's get him out. let's get him out. first of all, here's where the breakdown is. and by the way, i have talked to the mexican ambassador to the united states now several times. most recently today by the way he is a good guy. he is working very hard to make sure that this happens here is the big travesty the fact that he was picked up in the first place when he didn't have any mean evil attempt. secondly that a justice system is so slow that a fede
veteran who is jailed in mexico. his family has a new reason today to be very optimistic. one that when we come back. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. martha: jitters on wall street as the fiscal cliff looms closer. a lot of trading, a lot of traders are gone. placing their bets -- the markets down about 115 points on this friday before christmas week. just wanted to cut up to speed on that. we will let you know. we have speaker john boehner coming up as well. bill: state department officials promising improved security after the attacks and benghazi. bob corker, a member of the senate foreign relations committee was questioned yesterday. senator, good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: what you think? >> we need to have another hearing. secretary clinton said she takes responsib
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